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White House OSTP Listening Sessions with Early Career Researchers on Open Science

We’re thrilled to share that the White House has just announced a series of four listening sessions focused on collecting input from students and early career researchers regarding open science. These are coming up very quickly and will take place from May 31st to June 6th. You can find full details copied at the bottom of this email—including links to register for each session.

These are a great opportunity for campus action! If you have students or early career researchers/faculty on your campus who have been supportive of open research, we strongly encourage you to share the invitation to these listening sessions with them and suggest they sign up to speak briefly during the session, which is as simple as checking a box when registering. The final listening session will focus on supporting early career researchers in adopting open research practices, and we encourage those doing this work in libraries to consider participating in and speaking at this session.

To support anyone interested in speaking, SPARC will host “office hours” sessions where we’ll talk through what potential speakers can expect from the listening sessions and provide any guidance folks may need in preparing their remarks. Below you can find the times for these office hours sessions along with links to register (note: you’ll still need to register for the White House sessions themselves via the links at the bottom of this email):

If you cannot make any of the sessions and would find further guidance helpful, just let me know by responding directly to this email, and we’ll be happy to follow up.

Also, if you do expect someone from your campus will sign up for a speaking slot, it would be very helpful if you could let us know by replying to me directly.

We appreciate your help in raising awareness about this important opportunity for our community to engage with the White House, and as ever, please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions for additional support we might provide you around this opportunity.

Best,

Nick

From: Open Science at White House OSTP
Subject: Invitation to White House Listening Sessions with Early Career Researchers on Open Science

We are writing today to inform you that the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is hosting a series of virtual public listening sessions to explore perspectives from the early career researcher community on the challenges and opportunities for advancing open science in the United States. Hosted as part a Year of Open Science, these listening sessions aim to elevate the needs, priorities, and experiences of this community in shaping a future of open and equitable research.

OSTP is seeking input from undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows from a diverse range of backgrounds and disciplines, as well as those involved in training and capacity building, including librarians, educators, and administrators. We are therefore writing to invite your community to join the conversation. We welcome your support in sharing this opportunity with your broader community/network.

FORMAT: The virtual listening sessions are open to the public; each session focuses on a particular topic. If a participant would like to share their views, they can indicate their intent to speak on the registration form and they will be welcomed to raise their hand during the listening session. To accommodate a wide array of viewpoints, speakers will be allotted up to two minutes per comment. If time permits, participants may deliver more than one comment.

Please visit the links below to register for any of the four upcoming virtual listening sessions. Registration is required to attend. Dates and links can also be found on OSTP’s public Events & Webinars webpage. The listening sessions are as follows:

Open Science Possibilities for Lowering Barriers to Entry: Perspectives from Early Career Researchers on Engaging in Open Science on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 1:00 – 3:00 pm EDT
Who: The public, including undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers

Open Science Possibilities for Equitable Participation and Access: Perspectives from Early Career Researchers at Emerging Research Institutions on Monday, June 5, 2023 at 1:00 – 3:00 pm EDT
Who: The public, including undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers from emerging research institutions, including Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Community Colleges, and Primarily Undergraduate Institutions

Open Science Possibilities for Career Advancement: Perspectives from Early Career Researchers on Opportunities and Challenges in Career Progression and Trajectoryon Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 3:00 – 5:00 pm EDT
Who: The public, including undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers

Open Science Possibilities for Training and Capacity Building: Perspectives from the Early Career Researcher-Supporting Community on Monday, June 12, 2023 at 1:00 – 3:00 pm EDT
Who: The public, including trainers, librarians, college and university administrators, or any other staff supporting the early career researcher community in capacity building for open science

If you would like to provide information in addition to or in lieu of your participation in the listening session, you may send a brief message to this public email address, openscience.

Respectfully,
The OSTP Open Science Team

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Nick Shockey

Director of Programs & Engagement, SPARC